New Year New Ideas

This year is a going to be a big year for us in my house as we will be welcoming our first baby in just a few short weeks (or whenever she decides to grace us with her presence which could be tomorrow for all I know!)
This has given me some time to start putting alot more effort into my blog before baby girl arrives. So I dug out my blog planning notebook that I got when I first starting blogging last year, but failed to start using it. Now I have been jotting down some notes on what I plan to write about in it. There is something so great about using a pencil and paper to jot and brainstorm ideas. I could never get used to using note apps on my phone or even writing ideas down on a spreadsheet.


While I was catching up with some reading on one of my favourite blogs thereadingresidence I found out that they are doing a #BringBackPaper pledge. Which I think is a fantastic idea as these days everything is very much electronic. With Ipads, smart phones, ereading devices and even smart watches!  Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with electrical devices I have a few of them myself, but I love going back to just a paper and pencil, or holding a paperback in my hand.

So my #BringBackPaper pledge is to carry on using my paper blog planner for the rest of the year and recording my blog development progress and ideas as she hopefully grows throughout the year. Oh and to keep up with my reading of course! 

The Reading Residence
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  1. 6th January 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Love this pledge! I do my blog planning on paper, too, I find it much easier to think that way. Look forward to seeing how you get on, thanks very much for joining in with #bringbackpaper

  2. 6th January 2016 / 3:52 pm

    I hate having things like this on my phone. I always forget to add or look at them. This year I bought myself a planner and loving it! Paper all the way

  3. 6th January 2016 / 3:38 pm

    This blog planner looks amazing, where did you get it from!??!

    • 6th January 2016 / 3:53 pm

      I bought it on Amazon, its called: EPIC BLOG: One-Year Editorial Planner its £11.80 but was cheaper when I bought it at the beginning of last year I'm sure of it! xx

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